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Kateri Jochum

WNYC/WQXR Newsroom

Kateri Jochum appears in the following:

Gauging US Military Involvement in Somalia

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The crisis in Somalia continues, with drought and famine plaguing the country and millions of refugees fighting for survival. The U.S. has approved $565 million in humanitarian aid so far this year. But our involvement in Somalia is does not stop there. According to an article in The New York Times yesterday, the U.S. has quietly been stepping up clandestine operations inside Somalia, training Somali intelligence operatives, interrogating suspects, and sending $45 million in arms to African soldiers and private security companies, to fight against the Shabaab, an al-Qaida aligned militant group.

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Should He Stay Or Go? Weiner Constituents Mixed

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Protesters gathered in front of Congressman Anthony Weiner's Kew Gardens office on Sunday called for his resignation in the wake of the sexting scandal in which the Congressman is currently embroiled. But as they chanted, Weiner supporters quickly came to his defense, calling on the seven-term Congressman to complete his term.

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Car Clubs and Community Stewardship

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tough guys, fast cars — you may tell your children to stay away from such a crowd, but there are actually numerous car clubs that defy that stereotype. Dr. Brenda Gross-Nixon, aka "The Church Lady," is part of the Lady Ryderz, who along many other clubs hold fundraisers in Brooklyn to better the community. This past weekend, Circuit Family Police and Clergy held a fundraiser to raise $25,000 for a gun buy-back program.

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NASA Nears Space Program's End

Friday, April 29, 2011

Pending good weather, today will mark the start of the second-to-last mission ever for the NASA space program, when the shuttle endeavor takes off. NASA has been asking people to vote on the song that will wake up the astronauts, and we've been asking listeners for their nominations. Peter Spotts, science reporter for the Christian Science Monitor, joins us to talk about the launch and the end of the space program.

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A Trend-Setting Building With a Small Carbon Footprint Grows in Brooklyn

Friday, March 11, 2011

Forget cars and planes – in New York, buildings account for 75 percent of the city’s total emissions. But a new trend in architecture that reduces energy usage by 90 percent is going up against that: Passive Houses. 

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Get Ready Consumers: Prices are on the Rise

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Consumer spending has been up since Christmas but that may change soon. Prices for everything from a new t-shirt to a new dishwasher are expected to go up. This comes on the backs of increases in commodities; prices for cotton, copper, corn are hitting the highest levels in years.

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On Historic Admirals Row, Fear That the End Is Near

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The fate of a historic building on Admirals Row is at stake when the Brooklyn Navy Yard Corporation, the federal government and preservationists discuss changes made by the government in the transfer agreement of the long disputed property next week.

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Update from Tahrir Square

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Egyptian army has stepped in to protect pro-Democracy demonstrators in Tahrir Square after a day of violence. The New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof has been reporting from the square, where he was wary of the organized and aggressive pro-Mubarak demonstrators as soon as they showed up. He brings us the latest from the scene.

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U.N. Climate Change Conference Kicks Off in Cancun

Monday, November 29, 2010

Over the next two weeks, representatives of 193 nations will meet for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Mexico in an attempt to overcome the disconnect between rich and poor countries on fighting global warming.

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United Nations Pushes For More Cargo Security

Monday, November 29, 2010

The U.N. agency overseeing aviation is pushing for more cargo security to counter al-Qaida's new mail-bomb strategy, but is not calling for 100 percent screening of packages.

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Picasso Treasure Trove Unveiled in France

Monday, November 29, 2010

A retired French electrician and his wife have come forward with 271 undocumented, never-before-seen works by Pablo Picasso, estimated to be worth at least $79.35 million.

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Washington Reacts to Wikileaks Documents

Monday, November 29, 2010

Washington is reeling after the release of a quarter of a million classified cables sent to and from the State Department. The Obama administration has been forced into damage control and politicians are criticizing the release of the documents.

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Top Designers Speak Out on the Ballot

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Did they ever get anybody involved who knew anything about visual appearances or clarity or design? Or did it just come about by a bunch of guys sitting around a table saying: I like this one?"

-I ♥ New York designer Milton Glaser

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WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, September 13, 2010

David Sanger joins Kerry Nolan to discuss why a Republican compromise on middle-class tax cuts is not a sign of rekindled bipartisanship in Washington.

French Film Director Chabrol Dies

Monday, September 13, 2010

Claude Chabrol, director of stylish French suspense films like "Le Boucher" ("The Butcher") and "La Femme Infidele" ("The Unfaithful Wife"), died Sunday in Paris at the age of 80. He was one of the founders of the New Wave movement,

 

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Violence Erupts in Kashmir

Monday, September 13, 2010

Indian forces have killed 13 protesters and wounded scores of others in confrontations across Kashmir fueled in part by reports that a Quran was desecrated in the United States. One police officer was also killed.

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California Residents Return Home After Pipeline Explosion

Monday, September 13, 2010

Residents in San Bruno, California have been allowed to return home after a natural gas pipeline explosion and subsequent fire on Thursday that killed at least four people, injured 50 and destroyed at least 50 homes. California regulators are telling Pacific Gas and Electric to survey all of its natural gas lines in the state, in hopes of heading off another disaster.

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Families of 9/11 Victims Celebrate Lives While Commemorating Loss

Saturday, September 11, 2010

On this ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, many family members of the victims are attending the annual reading of the names at the World Trade Center site today. For some, this mass gathering provides a source of comfort and support. But there are those who find other ways of commemorating their loved ones.

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Afghans Protest Church's Plans to Burn Koran

Monday, September 06, 2010

Hundreds of Afghans rallied in Kabul to denounce an American church's plans to burn the Islamic holy book on Sept. 11.

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New Footage of "The Blitz" Unveiled

Monday, September 06, 2010

Rare color footage of the bomb damage inflicted on London during World War II has surfaced on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

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